Epidemiology of COVID-19 in Latin America

Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales, D. Katterine Bonilla-Aldana

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Over the year 2020, the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) impact, caused by the Severe Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, has been highly significant in the world. As expected, resource-constrained areas of the world, as is the case of Latin America, have been more affected given their previous epidemiological context, health care systems, and socioeconomic conditions. In this chapter the main epidemiological features of the COVID-19 during the first year of the pandemic in this region are revised.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationPandemic Outbreaks in the 21st Century
Subtitle of host publicationEpidemiology, Pathogenesis, Prevention, and Treatment
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780323856621
StateIndexed - 1 Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes

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  • COVID-19
  • Epidemiology
  • Latin America
  • Pandemic
  • SARS-CoV-2


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